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Old 01-04-2017, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I started Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly for my book club. I'm interested in the topic and hope the writing does it justice.
I recently added that to my TR list. Looking forward to hear what you think of it.



I just finished Too Bad She's A Girl PLaying By Her Own Rules. THe protagonist was supposed to be like Scout from TKAMB. Sadly the book fell short for me.


Now I am back to reading A Faithful Son by Michael Scott Garvin.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...a-faithful-son
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just started Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

I think that he has an aversion to commas and I'm finding it distracting. Example: "Even we her thoughtless sons knew that." What? Oh! "Even we, her thoughtless sons, knew that." That's just one of MANY examples I could give, and I only just started the second chapter. Sigh... Other than that, though, I do like his "writing voice" so I'll continue reading.

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Old 01-05-2017, 06:04 AM
 
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I just started Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

I think that he has an aversion to commas and I'm finding it distracting. Example: "Even we her thoughtless sons knew that." What? Oh! "Even we, her thoughtless sons, knew that." That's just one of MANY examples I could give, and I only just started the second chapter. Sigh... Other than that, though, I do like his "writing voice" so I'll continue reading.
I can usually overlook that after I've read the sentence a couple of times, lol. I liked the story well enough but found it a bit slow and too stereotypical. How are you liking it now?

I just finished one that was written in the first person but the writing was "the mother" and "the father". It drove me nuts.





I'm working my way through my kindle e-books and I am reading Finding Libbie which I am gobbling up. A young woman goes to her grandmother's farm to help her sort through all the family's momentoes so she can move to a smaller place. They come across an old box with a hidden story about the girl's father. He was married once before and the daughter never knew. The next chapter is the beginning of a sweet "first" love story of her father and a young woman. That's as far as I got
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I can usually overlook that after I've read the sentence a couple of times, lol. I liked the story well enough but found it a bit slow and too stereotypical. How are you liking it now?

I just finished one that was written in the first person but the writing was "the mother" and "the father". It drove me nuts.





I'm working my way through my kindle e-books and I am reading Finding Libbie which I am gobbling up. A young woman goes to her grandmother's farm to help her sort through all the family's momentoes so she can move to a smaller place. They come across an old box with a hidden story about the girl's father. He was married once before and the daughter never knew. The next chapter is the beginning of a sweet "first" love story of her father and a young woman. That's as far as I got
Funny! I usually can't overlook that sort of stuff and end up bailing on it. But, I don't know... I'm really liking some of these characters, especially the three kids (Frank, Jake, and Ariel), so I keep on keeping on.

Wait. What? The person who was writing referred to his or her own parents as "the mother" and "the father"? That I'd bail on. I have no patience for that kind of nonsense.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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Funny! I usually can't overlook that sort of stuff and end up bailing on it. But, I don't know... I'm really liking some of these characters, especially the three kids (Frank, Jake, and Ariel), so I keep on keeping on.

Wait. What? The person who was writing referred to his or her own parents as "the mother" and "the father"? That I'd bail on. I have no patience for that kind of nonsense.

I loved Frank.


Yes…"the mother" and "the father"…I thought i was reading a different book. It was bad.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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Hi, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's been a while (again) since I've read this thread and I I found many new books that seems to be really interesting! Thank you all!

I've read quite a few books in the last weeks/months:

Moerder im Gespensterwald by Frank Goyke - a German Baltic see crime story

Dead City by Joe McKinney - BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander - quite okay but I've read better historical fiction

The Glass Castle by Jeannette walls - my first memoir ever and I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUNNING !!!! MOVING !!!

Gunslinger, 1st book of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King - quite okay but I think I won't read the books in this series.

Calendar Girl (April, May and June) by Aurdrey Carlan - very shallow and boring

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - I LOVED IT. I cried through the whole book.

The Deceived by Charlotte Link - I couldn't find if it's already translated into English. It was published in 2015. However, it was quite an okay crime story. I liked her descriptions of the English country side a lot.

Now I'm nearly halfway through Carrie by Stephen King. Seems to be a good and quick read.

Have a great time y'all!
Diana
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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The Secret Life of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:24 AM
 
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I'm currently reading "Crippen " by John Boyne and if you recognize that name it is because he wrote the book "the boy in the stripped pajamas " . I'm enjoying Crippen very much and really like it and I will read some others of his .
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:28 AM
 
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Pinetreelover you should let us know how you like the Hidden Figures one and I currently have "just life by neil Abramson on my hold list at the library I cannot wait to get it . I read unsaid by him and cried my eyes out so to me if I cry that is an awesome book sorry that is how I judge a book ....LOL .Maybe you would like Crippen the one I am currently reading and one I bought I'm waiting on is "we were the kennedys " not the famous ones just people with the same last name LOL by monica wood heard she writes some awesome books and it got good reviews too .
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I've read quite a few books in the last weeks/months:

Gunslinger, 1st book of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King - quite okay but I think I won't read the books in this series.
Before you give up on this series, I suggest that you read the second Dark Tower, The Drawing of Three, which is the book that hooked me on the series

Good to have you back & HNY
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